Anxiety and forgiveness

God’s way is perfect (2 Samuel 22:31; NLT).

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”
(Matthew 18:21-2; NLT).

…forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us (Matthew 6:12; NLT).

Forgive others, and you will be forgiven (Luke 6:37; NLT).

You know how anxious I’ve been
For the last few weeks –
Since someone hurt me.

Is it because
I’ve managed to forgive them
That my anxiety is starting
To ease at last?

Help me to remember
We’re all human,
We all get things wrong,
And none of us is perfect –
Especially me.

Please forgive my sins,
As I forgive those
Who sin against me.

Help me to do this
Again and again,
Just as you, and others,
Have forgiven me.

In Jesus’ name,

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